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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

President Trump's Federal Commission on School Safety, established after the Parkland shooting, will not recommend a new age restriction for firearm purchases, people familiar with a draft report told the Washington Post.

The big picture: The commission concluded it found no evidence that age restrictions would reduce school shootings. Instead, it will urge states to increase safety training for gun owners in a report expected to be released sometime this year. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who heads the group, told federal lawmakers in June the commission won't examine the role of firearms in school violence incidents. Trump has previously told associates he's open to imposing a minimum purchase age of 21.

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